Aplysina fulva, a type of sponge characterized by long rope-like branches. This specimen lives within Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Georgia.
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The nature of fish "sleep" is an area of active research. While fish do not sleep in the same way that land mammals sleep, most fish do rest.
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